Cyclists for 12-race CARICOM Day classic

The Roraima Bikers Club and the National Milling Company (NAMILCO) will gear up to make the annual CARICOM Day criterium event a “truly CARICOM” one from next year.

This is according to president of the club, Brian Allen who made his thoughts known on Tuesday during the formal launch of the 12th annual ‘NAMILCO Wheat Up Classic’ at the milling giant’s McDoom, East Bank Demerara headquarters.

“We want to make it a truly CARICOM race from next year, we want to get CARICOM involved”, said Allen who added, “This entails a lot of support from the local government and we hope that will be forthcoming shortly.”

Allen also disclosed that the prizes for Monday’s 12-race fixture which rolls off from 9am at the Seawall Bandstand have been increased from last year. He also stated that the general profile of the event will be raised.

This was reiterated by Finance Controller of the company, Fitzroy McLoed. “Our objective is to make this the best that we have ever had, there is a very good chance that this will be the best that we ever had.

“We at NAMILCO are happy to continue with this event and we are hoping that this race gets bigger every year”, he said

Seniors, juniors, females as well as riders as young as six (BMX six to nine, two- lap event) and older than 50 years (veterans over 50, five-lap event) will compete for top honours on Monday.

McLoed noted that the event “allows cyclists of all ages to insert in their calendar an event which is safe but challenging to test themselves.

It also has the unique feature of the fans being up close and personal to the cyclists.”



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